EI Program Characteristics for the period of November 09, 2014 to December 06, 2014

Province / Territory Economic Region Code Economic Region Name 1 Unemployment Rate Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular Benefits Minimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits Maximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits Number of Best Weeks Required for Benefit Calculation
Quebec 16 Montreal (map) 8.4 595 18 42 19

  1. The boundaries of these regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of EI economic regions, see the ESDC website: http://srv129.services.gc.ca/eiregions/en/geocont.aspx.
  2. This region excludes St. John's.
  3. Effective October 12, 2014, Prince Edward Island will be divided into two EI economic regions: Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island (not including Charlottetown).
  4. The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes in the territories are subject to the greater of a seasonally adjusted 3-month-moving average or 12-month-moving average.
  5. Effective October 12, 2014, Yukon will be divided into two EI economic regions: Whitehorse and Yukon (not including Whitehorse).
  6. Effective October 12, 2014, the Northwest Territories will be divided into two EI economic regions: Yellowknife and Northwest Territories (not including Yellowknife).
  7. Effective October 12, 2014, Nunavut will be divided into two EI economic regions: Iqaluit and Nunavut (not including Iqaluit).